Melbourne, Australia (Sports Network) - World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is the top
seed for the 2013 Australian Open, which will commence next Monday.
Djokovic is a three-time Aussie Open champ who will be seeking a third
straight title in Melbourne. The Serbian star outlasted Spanish great Rafael
Nadal in the longest-ever Grand Slam final at last year's Aussie.
Nadal will miss the latest edition of the event while he recovers from an
illness and a knee injury.
The high-flying Djokovic is followed by second-seeded four-time Aussie
champion Roger Federer, two-time runner-up Andy Murray, David Ferrer and
former Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych. Murray is the reigning U.S. Open and
Olympic champion and titled at a season-opening event in Brisbane last week.
Seeds six-through-10 are former U.S. Open champ Juan Martin del Potro, former
Aussie Open runner-up Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, last week's Chennai titlist Janko
Tipsarevic, last week's Doha champ Richard Gasquet, and Nicolas Almagro.
Towering American John Isner is seeded 11th. The last American man to title in
Melbourne was Andre Agassi 10 years ago.
All 32 seeds will swing into action next week at Melbourne Park.
The Sports Network